The Iran Deal and The Post-Ideological Moment

by Esfandyar Batmanghelidj For those of us whose job (or hobby) is to understand Iran’s position in the Middle East and in the world, the potential nuclear agreement between Iran and the P5+1 should do more than just change the… Continue Reading  

Iran Military Option: An Increasingly Daunting Challenge

by Wayne White Although the Obama administration appears to be currently focused on resisting calls to increase sanctions on Iran while negotiations over its nuclear program are in session, the far more dangerous “military option” is alive and well in… Continue Reading  

Calling Sens. Mitchell, Daschle—Your “Bipartisan” Center Is In Funny Company

by Jim Lobe Former Democratic Sens. George Mitchell and Tom Daschle co-founded the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC), along with their former Republican colleagues and fellow former majority leaders, Sens. Howard Baker and Bob Dole back in 2007. The Center, which… Continue Reading  

Fear of an Iranian Bomb Grips Capitol Hill

by Derek Davison With the rumored extension of the negotiations in Vienna on Iran’s nuclear program hanging in the air, a group of legislators and right-wing thinkers gathered on Capitol Hill yesterday to talk about what they believe a comprehensive deal with… Continue Reading  

Congress and Attempts to Kill the Iran Deal

by Paul R. Pillar* Those who want permanent pariahdom for Iran and thus oppose any agreement with the government in Tehran keep looking for ways to use the U.S. Congress to sabotage the deal that has been under negotiation in… Continue Reading